Ouya: "There will be a new Ouya every year"

Probably get the first one out first.

Crazy free-love Kickstarted Android console Ouya isn't even out yet and already the creators are talking about how they want to revise the hardware every year.

"Oh hey I'm Ouya. Let's take some acid."

"Our strategy is very much similar to the mobile strategy," Ouya big cheese Julie Uhrman told Engadget. "There will be a new Ouya every year. There will be an Ouya 2 and an Ouya 3.

"We'll take advantage of faster, better processors, take advantage of prices falling. So if we can get more than 8GB of Flash in our box, we will."

That doesn't necessarily mean early adopters will be left behind. Uhrman said all Ouya games will be backwards compatible, and they'll be tied to user accounts rather than to hardware.

Ouya raised a knock-out $8.6 million on Kickstarter last year. It's shipping to backers in March and going on general sale in June.

By the end of last year, 1200 Ouya dev kits had been sent out. By the end of January, the software development package had been downloaded 22,000 times. An end-of-January Ouya update on Kickstarter said the company was beginning to see "games, games, games".

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